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Air Canada must reinstate pilots; First contract for migrant farm workers
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/29/2010

Air Canada must reinstate pilots

Ottawa — Air Canada must reinstate two pilots, aged 65 and 67, who were forced to retire at age 60, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ordered. The remedy follows the tribunal’s August 2009 ruling that declared Air Canada’s mandatory retirement provision to be discriminatory. However, the tribunal did not order Air Canada to eliminate mandatory retirement for all pilots, and it stated the finding is not a legal precedent and only applies to this specific case. George Vilven and Neil Kelly, who were forced to retire in 2003 and 2005, must be reinstated with full seniority and be compensated for lost wages from Sept. 1, 2009, plus interest and minus the pension money they received. The tribunal rejected the pilots’ request for $20,000 each for pain and suffering.

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